• Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    The FINAL Victor’s Wonderful Wildlife

    Here is a video compilation of the wildlife I’ve seen in the last week of Victor’s Wonderful Wildlife. Look out for the shot of the woodpecker on the birdtable! Thank you for all the support. XD Victor’s Wonderful Wildlife: part 18. We are so proud of Victor for completing 18 weeks of nature notes as part of his ‘home schooling’…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Leaf Rubbings

    I collected some leaves from the trees in the churchyard to do some rubbings of them. It helped me notice the different shapes of them. What I learnt is that elder and ash are compound leaves and the others were all simple leaves. While I was collecting the leaves a managed to find a shield bug on a leaf. Here…

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    Christ Church Living

    Welshpool’s link with Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

    Over the years we have been frequently asked the whereabouts of the grave of Gary Holton, the actor who was famous for his role of Wayne in the 1980’s comedy-drama show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Gary isn’t buried in the churchyard here at Christ Church, but his ashes are interred in neighbouring Maesgwasted Cemetery with his grandparents. Gary’s parents once owned…

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    Bats

    In the evenings there have been bats coming out of the roof and flying around the churchyard. Pipistrelle bats are the most common bat in the UK. Did you know that they are the smallest bat in Britain? They have a length of 5cm and a wingspan of 23cm. Normally bats give birth in June to July and have one…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Bird watching

    Yesterday I sat outside in the churchyard for half an hour to see what birds we could see and hear. 2 peregrines flew over us, squawking as they looked for their prey. I recorded my sightings on the Bird Track app on my mum’s phone. Here is a screenshot of what birds we saw. As I was looking for birds…

  • Christ Church Living,  The House

    Bookshelves

    One of the outstanding House-build jobs we had yet to complete was to build a wall of bookshelves in the ‘dining room’ area of the ground floor. It has always been daunting to start as we knew that it would need a big chunk of time to complete. Lockdown has very generously given us that time. Working from one of…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife

    Squirrels

    Very recently I have been seeing a few squirrel families around the churchyard, (I even saw a baby one!). I decided to put some nuts out for them and set the wildlife camera up to see what would happen. The next day I saw that the squirrels had eaten the nuts and that the camera had recorded them. Here are…

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    Baby birds

    Very recently I saw a blackbird nest in the ivy by the church. Then a few days later I saw 3 eggs in the nest. Last week I was hearing cheeping noises and decided to take a video of what was inside the nest… A blue tit family have made a nest in the wall of the church. You can…